Wayne C Booth

Wayne C. Booth was an American literary critic and rhetorician, known for his work on the rhetoric of fiction. Born on February 22, 1921, and passing away on October 10, 2005, Booth was associated with the University of Chicago for much of his career. He is best known for his book 'The Rhetoric of Fiction' (1961), which explores the techniques authors use to persuade readers and the complexities of narrative voice. His work contributed significantly to the fields of literary theory and criticism.


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  1. 1. The Rhetoric of Fiction

    This book is a comprehensive study of the art of narrative, discussing various aspects of storytelling such as point of view, voice, and implied author. It provides an in-depth analysis of the techniques used by writers to engage readers, create believable characters, and convey their intended messages. The book also explores the relationship between the author, the narrator, and the reader, and how these interactions shape the overall narrative.